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Museum Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Support Educational Vehicles And Collections Fund

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has started a crowdfunding campaign on the website to raise money for its Collections Fund. This includes an engine rebuild for the museum’s 1931 Auburn 8-98 automobile used for education.

Automobiles used for education are those which the museum keeps in running order. They are used at car shows and are driven around the area to support the educational programs of the museum. School groups use the education vehicles to get inside and are able to see and learn about the engine, the history of the car and more.

Engine issues have plagued the 1931 Auburn 8-98 and an assessment found numerous issues with the engine which prompted the need for a complete rebuild. Specialized new valves need to be ordered and installed. Several pistons were found cracked or chipped and need to be replaced. A complete engine rebuild will ensure that the 1931 Auburn can continue to be used to support the museum’s educational programs for many years.

Perks are available to people who donate certain dollar amounts as a reward for supporting the fundraiser. More information can be found on the website.

The museum staff, Board of Trustees, members and volunteers appreciate every donation made to this campaign. We thank you for supporting the educational programs of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s international headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last admission one hour before closing. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today!